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Top Secret! (1984)

PG | | Comedy, Music | 8 June 1984 (USA)
Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.
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Storyline

This time Zucker and Abrahams are spoofing, most notably, Elvis films and WWII spy movies. Val Kilmer stars as Nick Rivers, a handsome American 50s-style rock and roll singer. While performing in East Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful heroine and becomes involved with the French Resistance. Written by Anonymous

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From the makers of the original "Airplane!" (not the Wright brothers) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

8 June 1984 (USA)  »

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Top Secret  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Nick Rivers is in jail, a head shot of Cher can be clearly seen on the wall of the cell several times. Val Kilmer was dating Cher at the time. See more »

Goofs

In the "Pizza Haus" dance, when Nick (Val) runs up the wall and back flips, the cable of his trapeze rig is visible. See more »

Quotes

Colonel von Horst: [reporting on Nick's interrogation] They're still working on him. He won't break. We've tried everything! Do you want me to bring out the Leroy Nieman paintings?
General Streck, German High Command: No. We cannot risk violating the Geneva Convention!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits include all manner of silliness, including jokes, gags, and a music video. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psych: Rob-a-Bye Baby (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
Parody based on "ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?"
By Roy Turk and Lou Handman
Produced by Mike Moran
Performed by Val Kilmer
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Very funny and also very stupid...
11 July 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie is unbelievable funny and makes no sense.

Why are there Nazis in East-Germany capturing Scientists and why do they want to let a Rock'n'Roll singer play his music!? For me one of the funniest part is the "german language cassette" Rivers' is listening to in the train (!) to Germany. This words make absolutely no sense! :) The whole train sequence is funny. The train station and the guy with the tree also rock!

Val Kilmer did a great performance, acting, dancing and singing!

The title sequence "skeet surfing" is also a great parody for the American way of life!


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